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In one of our recent blogs, we reviewed the benefits of spray rig financing. To briefly review, financing your texture spraying equipment can help improve your cash flow, give you direct ownership of the equipment, and can even increase your return on investment.

At American Spray Technologies, we try to make equipment financing as easy a s possible by offering solutions through Marlin Capital Solutions. With this partnership, our clients can apply for financing applications online. In this quick blog post, we are going to outline the steps it takes to financing an AST texture spray rig 

Step #1: Shop

Head to sprayrig.com to browse our selection of different texture machines. Professional contractors often are interested in trailer mounted rigs, skid mounted rigs, or electric rigs. For contractors that are looking for a more portable solution the Kodiak M2 is the ideal choice. Need help choosing the right texture spray rig? Check out our helpful tips.

Step #2: Apply

Once you have decided on a texture spray rig, it’s time to apply. When you are on our site, click ‘Click for Easy Financing’. When you are ready to begin your financing credit application, click ‘Apply Today’ and begin filling out your information.

Step # 3: Review & Confirm

Once you finish filling out your credit application, review the information thoroughly. If it all looks good, go ahead and sign the finance agreement.

Step #4: Receive Your Equipment

Once you are approved for financing, you’ll receive your brand new equipment shortly after. You’ll be able to start using it right away, making your work more efficient and effective.

Step #5: Make Payments

Once you receive your equipment, you can start making monthly payments. Don’t worry, your monthly payments are fairly affordable! Once your equipment is paid off, you have nothing else to worry about besides the jobs and projects you recieve. 


There you have it. In just five simple steps you can begin financing a high-quality spray rig. To learn more about financing, contact us!

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When it comes to drywall texturing applications, professional contractors need texturing machines and equipment they can rely on to meet the needs and demands of their work. In addition to needing texture spray rigs that can increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their spraying applications, drywall contractors look for equipment that is durable and requires little maintenance to ensure extended power and performance. Texture spray rig maintenance takes a lot of time, and in a very demanding industry, professional contractors do not have the downtime to tend to their equipment on the job. 

At American Spray Technologies, we have changed the game when it comes to texture machines and drywall spray rigs. We produce the best spray rigs on the market and only equip them with the very best components and features to provide contractors with top-of-the-line spray equipment. We have set a standard that professional contractors rely on.

Maintenance Tips For Your AST Texture Machines

There are many advantages of choosing an AST spray rig over standard texture sprayers, but the fact that they require low-maintenance is one of the reasons why they are the preferred choice among many contractors. All of our texture spray machines are designed to give you years of low-maintenance and profitable texture spray results. However, like most heavier equipment, your spray rig will require light maintenance here and there to ensure a long life of quality performance. In this blog, we’ll share some regular maintenance tips to follow to ensure the best performance from your texture spray rig. 

Engine Maintenance - Gas Only

On our gas texture spraying equipment, we use Kohler Command engines. We choose these engines because they have set the benchmark for commercial power. Oil changes are recommended annually or after 100 hours of use to get the best performance. After every 500 hours of use, the spark plugs and the set gap should be replaced. 

Remember: Before working on the engine, disable the engine by: 1) Disconnect spark plug lead(s). 2) Disconnect negative (–) battery cable from the battery. 

Compressor Maintenance

The compressor is what pumps air through the hose of your spray rig. The air is mixed with the texturing material, atomizing it, allowing for a smooth application. Keeping the compressor maintained can save you both time and money down the road. Be sure to keep an eye on the pump’s oil level and air filter. For further instructions on compressor maintenance, refer to the manuals that come with your spray rig. 

Pump Maintenance

The pump on your spray rig is another essential component that, while very little, will require some maintenance to keep your entire spray rig performing the way it is supposed to. If you’re going to remember one thing about pump maintenance, remember the following: 1) never let the pump run dry and 2) water is not a sufficient lubricant for the pump. 

Water does not lubricate the pump enough to make it safe. If you need to run the pump without any texture material in it, soapy water is the best way to go. Without soap, water alone will not properly lubricate the pump.

Other Maintenance Tips 

Maintenance of Texture Quality - In order to maintain the quality of texture being mixed, make sure that you always clean out the tank after it has been drained, such as after a spray job. Doing this will prevent the material from drying and sticking to the inside of the tank and breaking off into the new batch of texture. 


Trailer Rig Maintenance - Just like any trailer you pull with your vehicle, trailer spray rig maintenance includes checking trailer lights, brakes, and tire pressure at regular intervals.


Stator Tube Maintenance - Your spray rigs stator tubes are an essential component of spray rigs. At AST, we put a lot of time and effort into testing our tubes to ensure our rubber compound is the ideal composition for spraying texture. Our tubes are long-lasting and require very little maintenance compared to other stator tubes.


Of course, if you want to get the full-scope of maintenance requirements for your texture spray rig, you should refer to the manuals that came with it. By following a regular maintenance routine, you can ensure that you get the best performance out of your spray rig for years to come. For further questions or assistance with spray rig maintenance, contact our experts today!


Posted in American Spray Technologies By AST

When it comes to texture machines and drywall spray rigs, American Spray Technologies has set the standards for professional contractors. Whether jobs involve spraying skim coat, drywall texturing in a splatter or knockdown finish, or the application of another heavy coating, our durable texture sprayers get the job done. 

What makes the texture spray rigs from American Spray Technologies different from the rest? You essentially get to build a custom spray rig. Just as every vehicle that leaves a car dealership can be ‘customized’ with added bells and whistles, drywall contractors and other professionals have the ability to choose from several different options, allowing them to configure their interior texture sprayer to their specific needs and demands of their work. 

Building Your AST Texture Spray Rig

The experts at American Spray Technologies has helped numerous professional contractors build durable and powerful spray rigs that allow them to finish texturing jobs efficiently and effectively. If you are interested in adding another texture spray machine to your fleet, we’re going to use today’s post to help you get an idea of some of the options you can choose from to configure your texture sprayer to fit the needs of your work. 

Spray Rig Type

AST manufactures a few different texture sprayers to cater to different applications. Trailer mounted rigs, skid mounted rigs, and electric rigs are the most popular spray rigs professional contractors are looking for, and we designed them to offer the dependable and high-quality performance that their line of work relies on. Let’s outline these different spray rig types and what they offer:

Trailer Mounted Spray Rig

Our texture spray rig trailer is by far one of the most popular platforms and is used in a variety of applications. This drywall texture sprayer trailer is designed to last and provide years of trouble-free use. They range in size from 150 to 350 gallons. In addition to ease of use and low maintenance, one of the biggest advantages of texture machine trailer is that it offers superior maneuverability — it can be towed to the job site, which in turn eliminates the need of using expenses to purchase a box or flatbed truck to mount the spray rig on. This is the essential choice for professional contractors who want the simplest system available.

 Skid Mounted Rigs

AST skid mounted sprayers can be used to spray anything from single-family homes to apartment buildings and everything in between. They are available in various tank sizes as well. This is a popular option, especially for those that live in cold weather environments. The texture spraying tank can be mounted inside a box truck, which helps keep the tank warmer. This is essential as cold temperatures can often affect the spray quality and efficiency. Contractors can also choose to select a split skid configuration, which keeps the engine and compressor from the dust of the mixing compartment. 

Electric Spray Rig

The big advantage of big electric spray rigs is that they can be brought inside of buildings. These rigs can be configured in various tank sizes to meet your specific needs. For example, the 100-gallon electric spray rig is sized so that it can fit within a freight elevator on a job site, making it easy to take your rig to any story of the building. These are ideal for contractors that work in high-rise applications — while other spray rigs can pump material vertically, hose management can be a burden, which is why many prefer electric rigs. Another application for electric rigs is in manufactured housing plants. Electric rigs can be brought into the factory and set up to spray in a production line fashion. 

The type of spray rig you choose will certainly depend on the type of work you do, of course. Need help choosing the best spray rig to meet the needs and demands of your work? Check out our tips for choosing the right texture spray rig

Rig Size

Once you choose the right type of spray rig, you’ll need to choose the right size. Specific types of texture spray rigs can be smaller or larger, it depends on what the contractor wants. Typically, contractors go for rig sizes that are 150 to 350 gallons. You can determine what the right rig size is by considering the type of texture material being sprayed, the thickness of the material, and how thick the contractor is applying the application. If you aren’t sure which size texture machine is best, ask our experts

Engine Size

AST spray rigs are equipped with high-quality engines to ensure optimal performance. 270 to 250-gallon rigs are upgraded to a 23.5 HP engine to add a bit more power when it comes to mixing larger amounts of material in a bigger tank. Contractors that choose a 150- to 200-gallon tanks often upgrade to a bigger engine along with a bigger compressor — which we’ll get to the next — or if they are working in high-altitude environments as they require more power. 

Compressor Size

Another option contractors get to choose when building a rig is the compressor size. When it comes to compressor size, the bigger compressor the more air you get. During application, when the texture material and air comes out of the end of the spray gun, the air is actually atomizing the material which allows for smooth texturing. The more air pressure that is mixed with the texture material, the finer the material will be. More air also enables you to spray faster — the rate of material flow and airflow can be increased to spray more efficiently. 

HD Pump

One of the features that makes our texture spray rigs unique is the HD pump. Mounted to the bottom of the tank, this pump is what enables texture to pump through the hose. How is this helpful? Imagine having a tank filled with 300 gallons of texture material, only to have the pump break down and require new parts. When circumstances like these occur, standard spray rigs have no way of stopping the flow of mud from the tank to the pump. The HD Pump, on the other hand, has a butterfly valve between the tank and the pump. This valve allows contractors to easily stop the flow of material when the pump needs to be worked on. This simple feature actually saves contractors hours and hours of headaches and work.

Spray Gun Type

When you purchase a spray rig from AST, it comes equipped with a standard pole gun. The gun comes with two round tips in sizes of your choice, with six sizes to choose from. If you want to upgrade the spray gun, we have different options available to fit your needs, including:

  • AST FLEX GUN: This gun has a flexible shaft and the head and bracket are attached via swivel fittings. This is the most maneuverable gun as you can turn the head different directions without turning the whole gun. It makes spraying tight spaces such as closets, small bathrooms, and hallways easier. 

  • AST LONG POLE GUN: This spray gun is like the standard, just longer! Contractors spraying in applications with high ceilings prefer this gun. 

  • BINKS 7E2 GUN: This is a pistol style spray gun. It offers a different grip that many find more comfortable compared to other spray guns. There are also different tip options available for it. We offer round tips for it in the same sizes as the pole guns, but also fan tips, machine brocade tips, and other specialty tips that allow for a more unique application. 

  • 7E2 FLEX GUN: This is the same spray gun as the AST Flex Gun, the only difference is that it has a 7E2 Binks Gun head on it. This option is perfect for those looking for maneuverability of the flex gun but the tip options of the 7E2 Binks gun.

Switch Type 

You also have the option to select the switch type for your texture spray rig. While the choice varies from contractor to contractor, both have their unique advantages. Some contractors in the industry prefer having an air like running out of the gun while others prefer gas. If you aren’t sure which switch type if the best for your needs, our experts can help you figure out which configuration is best. 

Hose Length

Our spray rigs come equipped with a 200 foot hose as a standard option. However, many professionals prefer to have more length. The standard hose is rated to 800 pounds working pressure and 3200 pounds of burst pressure. Keep in mind that while longer can spray more area without the need to move the rig, it requires more pressure. If you choose to equip your rig with a longer hose, it becomes important to use a high-quality hose as there is more pressure built up in the line. We supply the highest-quality hoses for our texture spray rig to ensure bursts are avoided. 

Split Tank

While it isn’t the most popular spray rig configuration, opting for a split tank allows you to spray multiple types of texture material on a single job. With a split tank spray rig, you can spray the ceilings one type of texture and the walls another type of texture in your work. 

Woah. We know that was a lot of information to process, but it just goes to show that our spray rigs are designed to meet the needs and demands of your work. If you are interested in building your own texture rig, click here or contact us to learn more information!

Posted in American Spray Technologies By AST

When it comes to your texture spraying applications, reliable and efficient texture spray equipment is essential for a quality finish. For drywall contractors, choosing the right texture spray machine can be challenging, especially with so many options available on the market. Of course, the materials drywall contractors spray as well as the surfaces that are being sprayed have a significant influence as to which is the best texture sprayer for their applications and work. 

At American Spray Technologies, we know just how important it is for drywall contractors to have a reliable, durable, and powerful texture spray rigs. That is why we put our efforts into manufacturing high-quality spray texture machines for a variety of applications. 

Common Texture Spray Rig Issues Conquered By AST Spray Rigs

If you are looking for a new texture spray rig, getting one from American Spray Technologies is the clear choice. Designed to last and provide years of profitable use, our hydraulic controlled spray rigs not only outlast other competing texture machines, but they outperform them as well. AST texture spray machines require little maintenance and are easy to use, and best of all, they don’t experience these common issues:

Issues With Big Rig Texture Sprayers

Big rigs, such as texture machine trailers or truck mounted spray rigs offer the power that professional contractors need for larger jobs. These types of texture spray rigs allow users to quickly finish jobs and they provide more than enough tank capacity for even large drywall spray jobs. However, larger rigs have historically had reliability issues, which affect the quality of work and the amount of time needed to complete the job. Because of the issues these larger spray rigs are known to have, contractors have had to over-prepare for maintenance and breakdowns. For example, many contractors will choose a texture spray machine with two pumps on it, that way when one of them breaks down they will have another one ready to go. 

With big rigs from American Spray Technologies, the overpreparation for maintenance and breakdowns is unnecessary. A single AST pump will provide years of reliable performance, and more and more contractors are beginning to realize that spray rigs with a second pump are unnecessary. 

Issues With Portable Texture Sprayers

Small, portable texture sprayers have substantially less power than larger rigs, but are essential for jobs that require maneuvering through tighter spaces. Because these portable sprayers have less power and spray slower, many contractors find it difficult to spray finer textures. Not to mention, a majority of the portable texture spray rigs on the market tend to have sophisticated designs with lots of small moving parts, making them more susceptible to breakdowns and harder to repair.

With the Kodiak M2, AST’s powerful portable spray rig, contractors get the same spraying performance as a big rig, but in a much smaller, 16-gallon package. This portable spray rig can be used for a variety of applications and materials, is designed to give contractors years of reliable performance, and is equipped with features such as increased hopper capacity, impressive durability, and easy clean-up. 

AST Spray Rigs Are The Clear Choice For Your Texturing Needs

As you can see, texture spray machines from American Spray Technologies are no match for the other spray rigs available on the market. Very little effort is required to maintain our texture spraying equipment and you will not have to worry about over-preparing for unexpected maintenance and breakdowns. 

If your work has a need for a large texture sprayer or a portable spray rig like the Kodiak M2, contact the team at American Spray Technologies. 

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Depending on the job requirements and specifications, different finishes and techniques may need to be applied when texturing drywall. To help contractors in the industry better understand the requirements of architects and building owners in order to enhance the satisfaction of the client, the consensus document ‘Recommended Levels of Gypsum Board Finish’ was created by five major trade associations: The Association of Wall and Ceiling Industries International (AWCI),the Drywall Finishing Council (DWFC), the Ceilings and Interior Systems Construction Association (CISCA), the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA), and Gypsum Association (GA). The purpose of the document was to accurately describe the desired finish of walls and ceilings prior to final decoration. This also helped promote competitive job bidding that allows the bidder to consider the correct labor and materials to finish the wall suitably for its final decoration.

To refresh your memory, in this blog, we are going to briefly summarize the different levels of drywall finishing.

Level 0

No taping, finishing, or accessories are required for the job. This level of finish may be useful in temporary construction or whenever the final decoration has been yet to be determined.

Level 1

This level of finishing only requires a single coat with taping set in joint compound on all joints and interior angles. This level is typically specified for jobs in smoke barrier applications, plenum areas above ceilings, in attics, in building service corridors and other areas where the assembly would generally be concealed or in, and other areas not normally open to public view. Although it is not much, there is some degree of sound and smoke control is provided.

Level 2

This level involves a double coating of joint compound over all joints, interior angles, fastener heads, and accessories. This finishing level is commonly used for non-finished areas and areas where gypsum panel products are used as a substrate for tile. Examples of application locations include warehouse storage, garages, and other similar areas where surface appearance is not a concern.

Level 3

This finish requires that all joints and interior angles have tape embedded in joint compound with one thin coat applied over them, plus two coats of joint compound on fastener heads and accessories. This results in a smooth, ridge- and mark-free surface that is ideal for residential interiors and similar areas which are to receive medium to heavy texture (spray or hand applied) finishes before the application of paint, or where heavy-grade wall coverings are to be applied as the final decoration. Keep in mind, this finish is not recommended where smooth painted surfaces or light to medium wall coverings are listed as job specifications.

Level 4

Drywall contractors applying this level will have tape embedded in joint compound with two separate coats of joint compound covering all flat joints and one separate coat of joint compound applied over the interior angles. Three coats of joint compound should be applied to fastener heads and other accessories. This level is most common in applications where flat paints, light textures, or wall coverings are to be applied. There are some paints that are not recommended for this finish, including gloss, semi-gloss, and enamel paints.

Level 5

This level requires that all joints and interior angles have tape embedded in joint compound, with and two separate coats of joint compound over all of the flat joints, and one separate coat of joint compound applied over the interior angles. Like level four, all fastener heads and accessories should be covered with three separate coats of joint compound. Also, a thin coat of joint compound needs to be applied to the entire surface. This level is typically recommended where gloss, semi-gloss, enamel, or non-textured flat paints are specified or where severe lighting conditions occur. Out of all the finishes, this is of the highest quality and is the most effective for applying a uniform surface and minimize the possibility of joint photographing and of fasteners showing through the final decoration.

There you have it, the different levels of drywall finishes. These are important to keep in mind, especially for jobs that have certain specifications. While these textures can be applied by hand, it is definitely easier and more efficient to use a texture sprayer.

At American Spray Technologies, our family our texture spray rigs are ideal for drywall contractors that need durability and dependability. All of our texture spray rigs, including the notorious portable texture spray machine, the Kodiak M2, can handle a wide range of tip sizes, longer hose lengths, and heavier coatings with ease. AST drywall texture rigs will reduce your job time and make spraying a breeze with powerful, reliable performance time after time.

If you are interested in figuring out what the best texture spray rig is for your applications, check out our helpful guide. To request a quote for a texture spray rig, contact us!

Posted in American Spray Technologies By AST

As a drywall texturing contractor, the amount of bids you win for projects and the quality of your work plays a significant role in how successful and profitable your business is. When bidding on projects, if you are like many contractors in the industry, you likely will gravitate towards larger commercial construction projects, as long as you have the time, equipment, and resources that is.

While commercial drywall texturing projects can be time-consuming, they tend to always have a higher payoff. In a competitive industry as such, it is crucial that drywall contractors take on profitable projects that will allow them to apply texture quickly without sacrificing craft and workmanship. But, unfortunately with commercial projects, that is easier said than done. As a drywall contractor, if you plan on taking on larger commercial jobs, it is important that you take steps to make your work as effective and efficient as possible.

Time-Saving Commercial Drywall Texturing Tips

Most commercial projects that require drywall texturing will have more than one room. Jobs texturing business offices and complexes, apartment buildings, and other large building structures are certainly going to take some time. For that reason, it is important to do whatever you can to finish the job quickly, but with quality workmanship to increase the chances of bringing in more jobs down the road. Below, check out some time-saving tips that will be helpful when texturing for commercial projects.

Break The Work Into Sections

For commercial buildings that need texturing, especially those with numerous rooms and floors, the job simply cannot be done in one-day with the expected professional results. Rather than trying to tackle the workload all at once, it can help to break the work into different sections. For example, if you are hired to perform texturing inside a four-story apartment building there may be hundreds or rooms or areas that need spraying. To make the work loader, you may consider breaking the work into sections; spraying the first and second floor one day, the third and the fourth the next, and finishing up any other areas as needed. While it may not seem like it, dividing your work load into sections can make the work easier and more efficient, plus it often comes with better results.

Properly Mix Your Drywall Material

Preparing the drywall spray material is a time-consuming process itself. No matter which type of material you are using, you must mix the material and thin it until the proper consistency is attained. Failing to do so will lead to wasted time and less-than-optimal texturing results. To properly mix your material and achieve the right consistency, you must have the proper mixing tools, frequently test the material’s consistency, and mix it frequently. In addition to properly applying the texture, properly mixing the material is just as, if not more, important for the best application results.

Use A Quality Texture Spray Machine

The tools and equipment used in drywall texturing have a significant influence on the quality of work. When it comes to saving time, one of the best pieces of equipment your drywall contracting business can invest in is a quality drywall texture sprayer. Believe it or not, there are a lot of texturing machines out there, all offering different qualities for different applications. Therefore, it is important to know how to choose the best texture spray rig for your business. Consider which materials you use most, how many gallons are used for typical applications, and the surfaces you most often spray to get a better idea of which texture spray rig is best for your needs.

For interior jobs, such as spraying inside commercial buildings, having a portable texture spray machine that is compact and easy to move around the job site is a vital component to saving time on jobs. At the same time, however, you want a spray rig that still packs some spraying power. Typically most portable texture sprayers offer one or the other, but never both. The Kodiak texture sprayer from American Spray Technologies has changed that. For the past two decades, the Kodiak Texture Sprayer has been a popular choice for drywall texturing professionals that are in need of a compact, easy to maneuver, texture spray machine. Designed to give you years of reliable performance and features such as increased hopper capacity, durability, and easy clean-up, this portable spray rig can be used for a variety of applications and materials and can help you save time and complete projects quicker.

By following these tips, you should be able to complete larger commercial texturing jobs faster, without sacrificing the quality of work your business has become known for. If you are interested in learning more about the Kodiak M2 spray rig and how it can benefit your business, contact the specialists at American Spray Technologies today!

Posted in American Spray Technologies By AST

We are moving!

May 16, 2019

We have a new address!

 

1420 20th St NW Suite A

Auburn, WA 98001

 

We are moving to a new address on May 20, 2019. We would appreciate it if you updated your records with this new address.

 

Please note that our phones and internet will be out of service throughout the day during our move on May 20, 2019. Phone and email communication will be affected by this. Online parts orders placed over the weekend or on May 20th may be delayed shipping by one day as we move our inventory and shipping stations to the new building. We apologize for the inconvenience. We will be back online as soon as possible and we are looking forward to the opportunity our new space will provide us to serve you better!

 

For customers familiar with our current location, the new location will be easy to find. We are directly across the street and one building over. Stop in and say "Hi!" when you get a chance!

 

New location

 

 

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Many contracting businesses in the construction industry need equipment to operate. For drywall contractors, it is a drywall spray rig that will reduce job time and make spraying a breeze with powerful, reliable performance time after time. For many contractors, there are times when it is necessary to streamline operations and cut costs but still complete jobs, and purchasing new equipment can seem like an impossible task. That’s where equipment financing can come in handy.

Why Consider Equipment Financing With AST

Equipment financing offers several advantages over cash purchases of large-ticket items, such as a drywall texture spray rig. At American Spray Technologies, we are proud to not only offer texture spray machines that drywall contractors depend on, but also affordable financing solutions that allow them to get to work and profit from jobs right away. If you are interested in investing in more equipment for your contracting business, consider the benefits our equipment financing solutions offer.

Improved Cash Flow

As a drywall contractor, you only have so much cash-on-hand to spend on overhead costs, new opportunities, unexpected costs, and other expenses. Splurging on a big purchase can heavily disrupt your cash-flow. Financing your spray rig can help you keep as much cash in-house as possible. What is the sense in dedicating a large portion of your money to equipment purchases or upgrades when financing options are available?

Equipment Ownership

Once you pay off your financing loan, you have full ownership of the equipment! This benefit is particularly useful when dealing with high-quality and durable texture spray machines from American Spray Technologies. Once you have finished payments, you can gain peace of mind in knowing that you now own a reliable spray rig that will benefit your business for years to come.

Potential Tax Benefits

Some of the more overlooked advantages of financing a new drywall spray rig are the tax breaks contractors can enjoy when they opt to finance rather than buy. Under Section 179 of federal tax laws, the IRS has granted equipment leasing and financing a tax exempt status. The Section 179 Tax Provision allows companies to deduct as much as $500,000 for qualified new and used business equipment.

Section 179 provides a great opportunity to save money when you finance your equipment. You could potentially end up with more cash at the end of the year than you would have if you never purchased the equipment in the first place.

Flexibility and Convenience

When you are interested in financing a spray rig, custom financing solutions specific to your unique budget can be made. Not only that, but the application process is fairly quick and easy, allowing you to respond quickly to the needs of your business.

Up-To-Date Features and Technology

Financing equipment empowers contractors to acquire the latest equipment that ultimately heightens production and efficiency. With the most powerful and dependable spray rigs in your corner, you will be able to out-produce your competitors.

Increase Return On Investment

Rather than paying one large up-front cost for your equipment, financing allows you to make smaller payments while the equipment generates revenue. Again, equipment financing can help increase your income without taking a blow to your business’s operating capital.

Upgrade Opportunities

Another benefit of equipment financing is the option to upgrade to updated equipment or add accessories. This helps contractors combat the problem of obsolescence when a newer version of the equipment comes out shortly after purchasing it. Stay up-to-date with the latest technology without having to offload old equipment and obtain new financing.

When you need equipment for your contracting business, you do not have to put everything on the line with a lump-sum purchase of equipment that may take months to impact your revenue stream or reduce costs. Instead, make the right choice for your business, choose equipment financing and you could experience the benefits above.

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If you are interested in financing a drywall spray rig for your business, the team at American Spray Technologies is available to help. We are happy to help find the right equipment financing solution for your business. To receive a free estimate and to learn more about our available financing options for our texture machines, contact American Spray Technologies today!


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When it comes to investing in new texture spray rigs for your drywall contracting business, there are very few spray rig manufacturers that design practical, effective, and powerful equipment that can make your work easier and more profitable. Still, as a business owner, you want to ensure that you are getting the best return on investment on the equipment you purchase, so taking the time to find the best texture machine manufacturer is key.

Sure, you can search the internet for terms like “drywall spray rig manufacturer” or “drywall spray rig for sale “ and you will likely find reputable manufacturers and sellers of this equipment, but there are other things you should look for. In this blog, we are going to review some of the things you should be looking for when searching for a drywall spray rig manufacturer.

Selection of Texture Machines

What level of work do you do? Do you work on smaller residential projects or do you typically work larger commercial jobs? What type of texture machine do you need? These are all questions that you should ask yourself before beginning your search for the right manufacturer. You want to have an understanding of what type of texture machine you need to locate the right manufacturer. Are you looking for a more portable drywall texture sprayer or are you in the market for a more powerful trailer-mounted spray rig? Look for manufacturers that have a vast selection of texture machines that will be able to meet the demands of your work.

Tip: If your business has unique needs and demands and you need a specialized texture sprayer, look for manufacturers that offer custom spray rig options. This will allow you to build your own rig and choose any configurations you want to be added.

Experience

Manufacturer experience is often overlooked, as many consumers only care about the end product. However, experience plays an essential role in the quality and performance of any manufactured equipment. Years in business are years that are spent working tirelessly to create and perfect dependable products that industry professionals can rely on. The innovation and continuous improvement of a drywall spray rig manufacturer often results in a better product, so look for those that have years of experience under their belt.

Financing Options

As a business owner, budgets can sometimes be tight and purchasing a new texture spray rig may not seem feasible. Whether it is a slow season for your drywall contracting business or you are still waiting to get paid for a job, the funds are not always readily available. Fortunately, some spray rig manufacturers offer financing options. There are many benefits associated with spray rig financing, including the benefit of not having to resort to using old, out-of-date equipment. Instead, you’ll be able to finance a new texture machine that is up to date with new technology.

Stocks Spray Rig Parts

Trying to find the correct parts for your equipment can be challenging, especially when dealing with unique equipment such as texture spray machines. To make it easier on you, you should look for a manufacturer that offers all the parts you will ever need for your equipment. This includes pole guns and tips, hoses and fittings, compressor and pump parts, trailer parts, and more. The right manufacturer will be able to help you find the parts you need to get the most out of your spray rig.

Customer Service

When searching for a spray rig manufacturer, you’re not only looking for a partner to sell you a quality texture spray machine, but who also will be able to provide you with the service you need every step of the way. Look for a manufacturer that has an established customer service team that will be willing to answer any questions about your specific applications before purchasing, guide you through the product design phase, assist with any financing opportunities, help you find the right spray rig parts when needed, and offers best-in-class technical support for your texture machines.

These are just a few things that you should be looking for in a drywall spray rig manufacturer. Choosing a manufacturer that offers quality textures machines and service will be more beneficial for your drywall contracting business.

When you are in need of a drywall texture machine, make the right decision for your business and choose American Spray Technologies. As a leading spray rig manufacturer, you can rely on our selection of reliable texture machines. We have been in business for over 50 years, so you can rest assured that our texture machines will provide you with the power and performance you depend on. With financing options available and spray rig parts in stock, you cannot go wrong with choosing us for your drywall equipment needs. If you are ready to find the right drywall spray rig for your business’s applications, contact our team of experts. We can help you design a spray rig that is tailored to your needs!

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Commercial contracting projects tend to always be more in-depth and difficult than residential ones, especially when it comes to drywall texturing applications. With commercial projects, there is much more ground to cover, entering and exiting of equipment and crowded areas. Luckily, a commercial texture spray machine can make drywall contractors’ work and lives much easier.

In this blog, we will share some great reasons why you should be using a commercial texture sprayer for larger projects.

Speed And Efficiency

When it comes to spraying drywall texture on large surfaces on commercial properties, a drywall spray rig can cover a considerable amount of surface area within a matter of hours. This compares favorably to other drywall texturing methods, which could take anything between two days and a few weeks to complete the same job.

Versatile Applications

Commercial drywall texture sprayers are versatile when it comes to the different types of material that can be used. Some of the most common materials that are applied include, knockdown texture, chinking material, fireproofing material, elastomeric materials, and more! Keep in mind, though, you should always refer to the user manual to see which type of materials work best with the texture sprayer you have. These texture spray rigs offer a high degree of control and uniform coverage on a variety of different surfaces.

Better Finish

Many drywall texture sprayers that are used in commercial applications apply material at extreme pressures per square inch. Material particles in the form of tiny droplets are expelled at high pressure to produce a mirror-like finish on a variety one surfaces that require a tough, quick-drying texturing.

Reduced Waste

Many conventional drywall texturing techniques produce excessive overspray and bounce-back during application, resulting in wastage and poor efficiency. Commercial texturing machines exert a ‘soft’ spray, thereby reducing material wastage and overspray, resulting in a tidier spray environment and reduced maintenance.

Uniform Appearance

Due to the reduced compression associated with texture spray machines, a higher quality finish can be achieved with a single application, which in turn will reduce the need for repeated touch-ups and reapplies on the end product.

These are just a few of the many benefits that outweigh any other commercial texturing method quite simply due to the need for fast, efficient texturing applications in commercial businesses that efficiently deliver exceptional results.

Types of Commercial Texture Machines at American Spray Technologies

At American Spray Technologies, we manufacture a variety of drywall texture spray rigs that can be used for commercial applications. Below are just a few of the available options we have to offer:

Kodiak M2 Drywall Texture Sprayer

The Kodiak texture machine is the first portable texture sprayer of its kind. Unlike other portable sprayers, the Kodiak is equipped with a 16-gallon high impact, texture hopper, ideal for larger jobs. Plus, the Kodiak sprayer is compact, making it easy to move around a commercial facility or work site.

Texture Spray Trailers

AST’s big rig spray trailers are designed to last and offer years of trouble-free use. This texture spray machine can significantly cut job time down, making it easier to complete large commercial projects without losing quality. This rig’s low profile makes it a great rig for towing and going around corners.

Texture Spray Skids

Our skid sprayers are often used in commercial applications. The large capacity of these sprayers provides the maximum spray capacity and reduces the frequency of filling the tank.

Electric Texture Sprayer

Our big rig electric texture sprayers are more user-friendly than what most people think. At AST, we offer trailer, skid, and castor mount versions. The castor version is heavy duty and can be easily wheeled around on asphalt or cement floor making it perfect for commercial projects.

Many of AST's texture spray rigs can be used in commercial applications. If you are looking for commercial texture spray machines, contact us today!


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